harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew pub. Hazy golden colour with thin white head. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Quite a yeasty hoppy svetle which I like. Not overly carbonated, has good flavours, light and very drinkable. Hops are crisp and biting on the end. Best of the blonds I had in Prague
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big, creamy white head over hazy orange body with ongoing carbonation. Aroma of faintly sweetish citric malts. Taste is again citric malts with yeast notes, some resin, and softly bitter aftertaste. Nice, easily drinkable. (On tap.)
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (Novom. pivovar): Hazy, golden with an orangey tinge; sweetish pale-malty aroma with a good dash of aromatic hoppiness; mild, bitter flavour, a bit (yeasty +) tart; short, bitter-sweet finish. Not bad, not very impressive.............
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brew house. Pours a cloudy orange with a tall white head. Kinda earthy hops in the nose and flavor with a little spiciness from the hops in the finish. Medium body with a very light malt start and bitter finish. Nice and refreshing beer, but the tmavy was better.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 First tap experience at the brewpub, in 2005:
Great head and lacing protecting the herbal and spicy Saaz decorations. Oranges and feathery caramel underneath the projected dryness.
Model herbal hops and their flavorful bitterness roam in a svelte body made for quenching. A little watery at times, but a beer so light can’t have that much body anyway. All perceived in the aroma reappears nicely, as the pint is quickly downed. 3.5/5
Laughing and bathing in street fountains.
Second tap experience, in 2008:
The hops appeared not as fresh this time around and the yeast presence was rather boring. I know this is a very light Svetlé, but there are so many better ones around the country that this one lost most of its charm to me. 3.0/5
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the restaurant. Pale yellow and thin white head. Easy to drink, but watery in general. Very plain flavor that is short-lived. Their dark beer isn’t much better, and the food costs twice what you’d pay in any other pub in the city. A complete tourist trap.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale yellow, thin white creamy head. Hoppy nose with some sweetness. Malty, hoppy flavour with notes of bread. Chewy mouthfeel. Light bitter finish. Excellent malty palate. Medium bodied.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Oranger pâle, presque translucide, parsemé d’une ample mousse blanche. Doux arômes de pain, de grains, de beurre, de gazon fraîchement coupé accompagné d’une touche de caramel. En bouche, le grain occupe une grande place initiale pour finalement laisser l’espace aux houblons purement aromatiques. Levuré en bouche, elle nous offre ensuite d’harmonieuses flaveurs d’écorce de citron et d’orange. Texture passablement crémeuse, carbonatation légčrement trop active qui tentent de voler la vedette ŕ la douceur du liquide. Dégusté en fut ŕ la brasserie męme Prague, voyage Europe 2005.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Slightly cloudy, golden colour. Medium head. Slightly flowery. grassy aroma. Hoppy, quite bitter taste. Ends in a pretty dry finish. Nice.Mediumbodied, good mouthfeel.
Tasted at the brewpub together with Sigmund and his wife. Luckily we got out of this labyrinth they call a pub.
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, in the pleasant company of Robert (dortmunder) and his sister. I also brought back a bottle of this beer and the Cerny/Tmavé which was unavailable on tap while we were there. (The bottled beers were sold in pairs, at an outrageous price by Czech standards - in Norway ALL beer prices are outrageous, so I didn’t mind.) The svetlé is an unfiltered pilsener, golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate head. Moderate hops aroma. Flavour has a herbal character and a dry bitter finish, which makes this beer a lot better than (most) industrial pilseners / pale lagers.